Mangotsfield Utd 3-0 Sholing
Disappointing first game back in the Southern League, falling to a comprehensive defeat in Bristol. Boatmen were on the back foot from the 14th minute when Hillman scored direct from a freekick. Sholing created more as the half went on, with Marlon & Dan Mason going close, but game was taken away from us in the 2nd half. Dan Demkiv, a former Saints youth team player, scored twice on 65 & 77 mins and Sholing were unable to even grab a consolation - Match Summary & Photos
Our new clubhouse was delivered and craned into position on Monday! A culmination of so many years of hard work, set-backs and thinking it may never happen, but it has! We will now work on finishing the internals, landscaping, ramps and pathways etc, with an expected opening of the new facility in September. For a Gallery of the clubhouse progress & details of our Sponsors, please click here
Sholing 1-0 Tadley Calleva
Boatmen were given a stern test in their first game of the season against a resolute Tadley Calleva side, but won through thanks to a 74th minute Dan Mason winner. The visitors restricted Sholing to only a handful of chances throughout, with Byron firing over early on, and Dan Mason having a penalty well saved in the first half. Tadley defended in numbers, but the breakthrough finally came when Dean Faithfull's deep ball into the box, saw Dan Mason peel away and do well to direct a header goalwards that the keeper couldn't keep out. Despite being a spectator most the match, Gosney pulled off an excellent double save late on as Tadley looked for an equaliser. The win puts Sholing through to the next round of the FA Cup, which will be a local derby at Hamble Club in two weeks time - Match Report & Photos
The Mackoy Stadium !!!
Sholing Football Club are delighted to announce the new name for our ground with immediate effect is : THE MACKOY STADIUM
The club are thrilled to have Mackoy Groundwork and Civil Engineering as owners of the stadium naming rights. Sholing Chairman, Gerry Roberts said : "This is a major coup for the Boatmen to have a company of Mackoy's size and standing as our partners". "We look forward to working closely with them as we continue to grow Sholing FC in our community". "New branding will appear at the ground entrance and around the Mackoy Stadium over the coming weeks."
New Away Shirt Sponsor!
Pleased to announce that CLARKE WILLMOTT Solicitors will be sponsoring the Sholing change kit for the new season. With offices in Southampton and around the UK, Clarke Willmott is a leading law firm that takes pride in being different. Their strong reputation is built on genuine client relationships and their exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field, as well as their first-class legal credentials.
The Southern League South Divison 1 fixtures have been released and we start the season with a trip to Bristol to face Mangotsfield United on Saturday 17 August. Our first home game is an exciting looking one against Basingstoke Town on Tuesday 20th August. A full list of games (which are all subject to change) can be found on our website here
The FA Cup draw sees us in the Extra Preliminary Round with a home tie v Tadley Calleva (pencilled in for Saturday 10th Aug, but may change). The winner of that tie, are away to Romsey Town or Hamble Club in the Preliminary Round. In the FA Trophy Preliminary Round, we will be at home to Bristol Manor Farm or Moneyfields. In the Hampshire Senior Cup, we are away to either Newport IoW or Bournemouth Poppies.
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